Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes (MUEL) in the Global South

Funded period: 07/13 - 06/16
Grant value: £171,459
Lead institution: University College London
PI: Vanesa Castán Broto

Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes (MUEL) in the Global South examines four case study areas – Bangalore (India), Lima (Peru), Maputo (Mozambique) and Nanchang (China) – to identify current challenges and possible ways forward to improve the sustainability of energy systems and facilitate energy access. The project aims to develop a more nuanced and multidimensional assessment of local energy needs by extending the focus beyond technical considerations such as efficiency to look at the social and governance issues of energy supply. The findings will not only support citizens and policy makers in the four case study cities in developing strategies to enhance their future energy systems, but also will provide international organisations, planning specialists and cities elsewhere with an innovative and practical evidence base on solutions to urban energy challenges in the Global South.

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